Two-vehicle crash in Hutchinson County results in two fatalities
SCOTLAND, S.D. – Two people died and another person was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday night north of Scotland.
Names of the four people involved have not yet been released pending notification of family members.
Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2010 Kenworth T800 semi-truck and trailer was traveling northbound on South Dakota Highway 25 when it crossed the center line while navigating a curve and struck a southbound 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Minivan.
Both the 49-year-old female driver and a 71-year-old male passenger of the Dodge were pronounced dead at scene. The 72-year-old female passenger suffered life-threatening injuries. She was transported by ambulance to the Scotland hospital and then airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital. Only the female passenger was wearing a seatbelt.
The 23-year-old male driver of the semi-truck was not injured. He was wearing a seatbelt. Charges are pending against him.
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.